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11-13-2012 03:51 PM
cruisingdream
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

Don't forget Lake Erie (Put-in-bay ,Cedar point, Cleavland, Pelee island and more)
11-13-2012 01:28 PM
Mobnets
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

This is a poorly designed poll IMHO.

To relegate Washington State, South Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland, and the States bordering the Great Lakes (just to name a few) to "Other" status perplexes me.

Mobnets
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28 "Westwind"
11-13-2012 01:07 PM
JulieMor
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

No mention about and states on our "inland oceans", the Great Lakes?

Benjamin Islands in the North Channel (just north of Lake Huron)


Apostle Islands in western Lake Superior


Grand Traverse Bay (Lake Michigan)


Little Traverse Bay (Lake Michigan)


Mackinac Island (Lake Huron-Michigan-Superior intersect)









Can't forget Chicago!
11-12-2012 06:00 PM
downeast450
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

Shhh! Don't tel anyone about Maine!

From MDI we sail to the Easterd after Memorial Day and to the Westerd after Labor Day. Then there is Nova Scotia!

September/October! Mmmmmm!

Down
11-12-2012 05:19 PM
Minnewaska
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauderBoy View Post
....The whole new England area quickly made it to my short list the more I looked into it.
Right on. My family and I have been based in many places from the Hudson to RI for pushing 40 years and still haven't seen it all and still get to places I haven't been in 20 years.
11-12-2012 04:49 PM
LauderBoy
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

I put off my cruise to the Bahamas for a year so I could save up a larger cruising kitty, take a whole year off, winter in the Bahamas and then work my way up to Maine during the spring and stay out the summer.

The whole new England area quickly made it to my short list the more I looked into it.
11-11-2012 05:32 PM
TomMaine
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonScribner View Post
There is an old adage that we Mainahs go by; "If you don't like Maine weather, wait a minute."

Southerlies in the mornings, N-NE in the afternoon, dead calm by 7:00 for a tranquil night with the Mrs. and a glass of cool Merlot. Morning brings a light breeze with a playful mist dancing over the bay. The slow rumble-thump of the lobsterman returning from his rounds builds as he approaches and passes, a halo of gulls above the stern, sparing for the next scrap. From below, the smell of Foldger's wafts up, along with sausage and eggs. Your mate, joins you in the brisk dawn, a Bean's blanket wrapped tight and her hair looking tussled and unbrushed, but never more beautiful than at this moment. A seal, glides to the surface 5 yards astern and snorts lightly. After a few seconds of silent admiration, he lifts his chin and glides back into the inky water without a ripple, without a sound.

The weatherman predicts a S-SE wind at 14 knots so you, tidy up and get ready to make way. Next destination already set, you weigh anchor at 8:30, and motor out with red on the left. At 5:30, you're motoring into the harbor, a man calls from the dock "Take 317, red over white. I'm not using it tonight." so you find the mooring and hook up just as the wind dies, and the water becomes tranquil. The fish begin to jump so the ospreys spring from their perches and begin their ballet, pirouette and dive, swing and strike. One finds victory in an unlucky pollack and struggles to gain altitude, clearing the cockpit, and you, by a meager five feet. Supper, done, you rinse the Penne and add the chicken Alfredo. Upon request you give a hand and open the offending bottle of Savignon-Blanc. Fine food, a beautiful mate and snowy egrets fishing in the reeds.

Is there any other place to be?
Very well said. Thanks.
11-11-2012 05:20 PM
DonScribner
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

There is an old adage that we Mainahs go by; "If you don't like Maine weather, wait a minute."

Southerlies in the mornings, N-NE in the afternoon, dead calm by 7:00 for a tranquil night with the Mrs. and a glass of cool Merlot. Morning brings a light breeze with a playful mist dancing over the bay. The slow rumble-thump of the lobsterman returning from his rounds builds as he approaches and passes, a halo of gulls above the stern, sparing for the next scrap. From below, the smell of Foldger's wafts up, along with sausage and eggs. Your mate, joins you in the brisk dawn, a Bean's blanket wrapped tight and her hair looking tussled and unbrushed, but never more beautiful than at this moment. A seal, glides to the surface 5 yards astern and snorts lightly. After a few seconds of silent admiration, he lifts his chin and glides back into the inky water without a ripple, without a sound.

The weatherman predicts a S-SE wind at 14 knots so you, tidy up and get ready to make way. Next destination already set, you weigh anchor at 8:30, and motor out with red on the left. At 5:30, you're motoring into the harbor, a man calls from the dock "Take 317, red over white. I'm not using it tonight." so you find the mooring and hook up just as the wind dies, and the water becomes tranquil. The fish begin to jump so the ospreys spring from their perches and begin their ballet, pirouette and dive, swing and strike. One finds victory in an unlucky pollack and struggles to gain altitude, clearing the cockpit, and you, by a meager five feet. Supper, done, you rinse the Penne and add the chicken Alfredo. Upon request you give a hand and open the offending bottle of Savignon-Blanc. Fine food, a beautiful mate and snowy egrets fishing in the reeds.

Is there any other place to be?
11-11-2012 02:11 PM
steve77
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post















Even the power boats are beautiful....





Less crowds...


This barely scratches the surface.. 3000+/- islands and 3000+/- miles of coastline....
A picture is worth a thousand words... that's a lot of words right there.
11-11-2012 11:53 AM
n8kraft
Re: What is your favorite U.S. state to go sailing / cruising?

I can't believe that Washington wasn't on the poll! The San Juan Islands and all of Puget Sound to explore? That's my favorite place to sail.
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